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Kimberly-Clark Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Kimberly-Clark provides great work life balance (in 128 reviews)

  • KC has a great culture and great people (in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • Claim to have work life balance as a priority but there is no consideration of this at the tactical levels (in 34 reviews)

  • If upper management were aware of how often this goes on I don't think they would be happy (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "2nd Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fullerton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay for the position

    Cons

    Work schedule seven day rotation, union has know clue what their doing


  2. "Excellent Company but horrible Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    Had a two-faced manager. Tells and promises you one thing then lying to his superiors behind your back. Never gave me credit for my ideas he was portraying as his own.

    Advice to Management

    If a manager never had any bright ideas in the past then all of a sudden an abundance of them start rolling in at the same time an experienced manager is hired, you should immediately realized those are not his.

  3. "KC Environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales and Marketing Manager in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales and Marketing Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly educated and motivated team. Good collaboration between team mates.

    Cons

    Management is moving towards micro- managing team to achieve desired results.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Complicated company"

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    Former Employee - Research and Engineering in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Research and Engineering in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, additional perks such as health center, cafeteria and forested grounds. Good team members depending on the department you are employed in, there is a very family like atmosphere. Good work/life balance for long term employees.

    Cons

    The culture is bipolar on many levels. Complicated levels of corporate programs that require HOURS of training but are never implemented and set everyone up for noncompliance. Seemed like a new system was being implemented every year and directives and training are extremely vague. Huge disconnect between global and regional goals. Managers in positions do not understand what they need or want, constantly mislead staff and then blame the staff for the mistakes. Feels like you're being led into failure. The culture has changed vastly over the years and many team members are extremely passive aggressive as a result. Sharky behavior is not dealt with appropriately and personnel are not held to the standard that the global objectives direct. They talk a good talk, but don't walk the walk. It is not unheard of for contract staff to work for years (+5) in a position only to watch coops and new engineers being hired left and right when these support positions NEVER have the opportunity of becoming permanent. If a company offers someone a contract position for that long, clearly that individual is value added Head count is always restrictive and the company is always undergoing reorganization which offers zero value to the departments affected and creates a culture of fear and people who lack accountability. Contract and partner personnel are treated extremely poorly. Janitorial, facilities management and other service teams are blamed for KC employees not following their own program. Safety program is a means to finger point and find fault while no KC employees are ever held accountable when safety concerns exist.

    Advice to Management

    KC was once an amazing culture. With a very high emphasis on people. When considering talent, consider those who have worked for your company for years in contract positions rather than hiring externally. You don't have enough gears to power your engine. Too management top heavy and not enough entry level positions for talented work staff. Enforce the programs you already have in place before implementing new ones that are never enforced. Focus more on personal and professional accountability than the blame game. Work together to find real solutions rather than being defensive and passive aggressive.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Attorney in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Attorney in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    K-C is a good company with a positive culture and environment. Generally, people do care about each other and their responsibilities and it is a positive place to work.

    Cons

    The positive culture at times gets in the way of progress at K-C. It is very consensus driven, where individuals do not always feel empowered or accountable, which can slow decision making. People are also often hesitant to provide constructive feedback to others, leading to some passive-aggressive behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Management is changing at K-C, and I believe that more accountability is being driven into the organization, which is a positive step. The trick will be to do this without stripping out the positive aspects of K-C.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Kimberly-Clark"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably innovative and forward thinking organization, in a really boring CPG segment. Reasonable leadership, with some room to advance both professionally and personally. Reasonable work-life balance, OK renumeration

    Cons

    No real chance for promotion, talent doesn't get recognized or rewarded for their efforts, the company moves very slowly, you're either in with the crowd or not.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people who actually deliver for you, change out your top management (been around for too long), flatten the organization where you can.


  7. "Management not interested in the "worker bees""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Large company, good opportunities to move around and up

    Cons

    Lack of communication with employees, some age discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees, and listen.

  8. "Kimberly-Clark Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, fast paced, technical environment.

    Cons

    Slow advancement unless you're willing to move.


  9. "Not for the Young and Ambitious"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. Flexible scheduling and very family oriented.

    Cons

    Not as appealing to millennials. Many are "stuck in their ways." Very slow moving. If you like big cities the Roswell is the best site because Atlanta is right there. All other sites are in horrible locations.

    Advice to Management

    RECRUIT FRESH YOUNG FACES HEAVILY.


  10. "Senior Business Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well-known brands with outstanding heritage

    Cons

    Senior leadership makeover last ten years transitioned company to cut-throat.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize experience


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